Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
  • Users Online: 94
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 279-281

Tympanoplasty: Is exposure adequate for Otorhinolaryngology Residents in Nigeria?

Department of Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, P.M.B 1111, Benin city, Edo State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
P. R. O. C. Adobamen
Department of Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, P.M.B 1111, Benin city, Edo State
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Aims and Objectives: This study is aimed at identifying the extent of exposure of residents to tympanoplasty procedure during their training in Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) and proffer ways of improving such exposure. Patients and Methods: Questionnaire assessing the exposure to tympanoplasty procedures was administered to ORL residents who were randomly selected from six teaching hospitals in Nigeria. Results: Twenty five residents from six teaching hospitals answered the questionnaire. The residents had varied duration of training from 11 months to 6years. Forty eight per cent (12 out of 25) of the residents had exposure to tympanoplasty, while only twenty per cent (5) had assisted at tympanoplasty procedure, and none had ever performed the procedure. The causes of poor practical exposure to tympanoplasty were identified as absence of necessary equipment and lack of expertise in the training centres. Ninety-two (23) per cent rated the low exposure to tympanoplasty procedure as moderate to gross omission in the ORL fellowship training. Eighty seven per cent of the respondents advocated provision of equipment and posting to centres with facilities as a way of solving this problem. All the residents indicated willingness to train in tympanoplasty procedures in Nigeria or overseas. Conclusion: ORL residents are poorly exposed to tympanoplasty procedures in Nigeria. The need to train residents in this procedure in centres with facilities for better ORL services is hereby stressed.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded136    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal